Welcome Spring!

March 29, 2017

While we have had record setting rainfall in some areas and blooms are very much behind, our members have been busy with early events and ongoing education. Check out our Chapter Pages to see what's new.    photo: Oxalis oregana, a ground cover native to moist Douglas-fir and coast redwood forests of western North America


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OMG Class of 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Class of Master Gardeners-in-Training! We have 16 new MGiTs who join us in offering advice to our gardening public. Please welcome them and assist them as they start joining us at clinics.   Melba Reid, MG/BTP Co-ordinator  "No two gardens are the...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:20 in Okanagan | Read more
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Vancouver Members Receive Outstanding Service Awards

Sometimes members go beyond what is expected of them and we recognize them with a special name plate identifying them as Outstanding!   Most of you who have attended Basic Training  have experienced first hand the value provided by our dedicated Basic Training Volunteers.  We...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:33 in Vancouver | Read more
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VOTE for Canada's National Flower

What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master Gardeners of Ontario thinks Canada’s 150th birthday is the perfect time to launch a campaign to get one! Toronto Master Gardeners with help from Todd...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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BE PLANT WISE - why you should care

GET THE PLANT WISE APP.   Why be concerned about invasive plants? Invasive plants are usually as beautiful and functional as non-invasive plants, making them hard to differentiate. They are recognized globally as the second greatest threat to biodiversity! Invasive plants have...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 17:00 in MGABC | Read more
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Join Us! - Become a Master Gardener

The MGABC Master Gardener Program welcomes enthusiastic gardeners with a willingness to share their interest and experience with the public. To become a Master Gardener you must take the Master Gardener Basic Training Program offered through a Master Gardener Chapter or an...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 22:55 in MGABC | Read more
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A SPRING AFFAIR lessons & landscapes - Photos and Awards

We laughed and we learned.  Thank you to everyone ( almost 350 ! ) who came out to listen to our 4 terrific speakers  Scroll down to view photos of the day and service awards ... Cick HERE to see photos of our Outstanding Service Award recipients Vancouver Master Gardeners...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 15:54 in Vancouver | Read more
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Seedy Saturdays are Here!

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in January, February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other...

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:55 in MGABC | Read more
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Congratulations to our Newest Vancouver MGs

These graduating students braved the icy streets and deep snow to get to VanDusen's Floral Hall in early February to receive their Master Gardener Certificates and new name tags. Congratulations to all 20 of our Vancouver Chapter Basic Training students who graduated to...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 13:16 in Vancouver | Read more
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Mixing it Up 2017 is a Happy Memory

Conference delegates have taken away ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm for "Our Gardens of the Future".   The perfect way to spend a January day: chatting with other gardening enthusiasts, exploring new ideas about Our Gardens of the Future with the Speakers and the Resource...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 17:51 in Victoria | Read more
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Exotic Indoor Winter Blooms

Nothing says winter exotica like the blooms of the winter lily. I began my adventure with these beauties last year when I rescued a bulb that, mistreated, was struggling to survive in the back of the display box. I was always appalled at the price asked for these bulbs, but...

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 20:03 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development meet. In the interface, structures and vegetation are sufficiently close that a wildfire may spread to structures or a structural fire may ignite trees...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 17:07 in Vancouver | Read more
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GARDENER'S SPRING PLANTING CALENDAR ~ it's never too early to plan

Jo-Ann Canning, well known Master Gardener , shares her Gardener's Spring Planting Calendar - A Week by Week Guide to Sowing Seeds just in time for this year's start.  Thanks to Harrowsmith Country Life, West Coast Seeds, and Agriculture Canada for ideas, climate data and some...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 08:23 in MGABC | Read more

Community Events

April 24, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Orchid Society
April 25, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Mill Bay Garden Club
April 26, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society
April 26, 2017
Education | Victoria
Growing Food - Gaia College
April 26, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Sooke Garden Club
April 29, 2017
Market | Victoria
Duncan Farmers Market
April 29, 2017
Market | Victoria
Moss Street Market
April 29, 2017
Education | Victoria
Soil: Really important tiny lives
April 29, 2017
Other | Victoria
Cowichan Valley Garden Fair
April 29, 2017
Education | Victoria
Medicinal Herb Walk & Wildcrafting Workshop